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myofibril splitting


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Longitudinal splitting of a myofibril into two or more daughter myofibrils. This increases the total number of myofibrils within a muscle fibre, enabling the fibre to increase its cross-sectional area. An increase in the total number of myofibrils within existing fibres occurs during growth, and during hypertrophy in response to overload.

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